Policies

Arrival

Arrival

7th & 8th grade students should arrive at school no earlier than 7:20 a.m. Students who walk to school should enter through the green gates by the gym or lockers. The warning bell for first period rings at 7:35 a.m. 7th & 8th grade dismissal is at 1:50 p.m. Students must be in their assigned seats when the tardy bell rings or they will be considered tardy.

REMINDER: NO BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, SHOES WITH WHEELS, OR OTHER MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION ARE ALLOWED AT CHABOYA

Required Materials - Students are to arrive at school each day with the materials they will need to be successful in all their classes. Students will receive information from each teacher as to what is required for each class. Leave items not required at home! In addition, students are to bring their Agenda, their Accelerated Reading book, binders, textbooks, pens, pencils, paper, and assigned materials daily. Students who fail to come prepared for classes will receive consequences from their teacher and may be sent to the assistant principal on a referral for counseling or administrative action. If there is a problem purchasing needed materials, parents may contact the front office.

Campus

Closed Campus
Chaboya is a closed campus, as are all Evergreen schools. All Chaboya students in our attendance areas who are not bused must use the entrances on the sidewalk in front of the school or to the east and south of the blacktop and field areas. Students are required to remain on campus during the entire school day. If students must leave for an appointment during the school day, parents should send a note that morning, stating what time students will be picked up in the office after a parent signs them out. If someone other than the parent will be picking a student up, that needs to be stated on the note. Students will not be released to anyone who is not listed on their emergency cards without written permission from the parent or guardian. We are not allowed to release your child without your written permission. Unless students are involved in an after school activity with the required permission slips on file, they should leave campus immediately after school. Students are also reminded that they are accountable for their behavior on the way to and going home from school and to stay away from other school campuses.

Visitors
All visitors to Chaboya, including parents, must check in through the main office, get a badge and sign a guest book. As a common courtesy and to avoid disruption to instruction, classroom visits should be arranged by calling the teacher to establish a time for a visit. ONLY ONE GUEST PER TEACHER PER DAY WILL BE ALLOWED.

Attendance

School Attendance
Research has revealed that students who are late or miss school regularly find it difficult to be successful in any of their endeavors. Absences and tardies are recorded electronically. If you have any questions regarding attendance, please call Ms. Ackard at 408-270-6902.

Absences: Call 408-270-6902
Parents are to call the school the first day a student is absent. Upon return, students must bring a note from the parent (giving the reason and dates for the absence) to the front office before 7:30 a.m. Shadowing for any school is an unexcused absence.

California Education code section 48205 states that a student absence from school is considered to be excused when it is due to illness, a medical/dental appointment, a funeral service for a member of the student’s immediate family, a court appearance, or religious observance. All other absences are considered to be unexcused.

Three or more unexcused absences or tardies of 30 minutes or more result in a declaration of truancy. Please be sure to call the office when your child must be absent from school. If a student misses more than 10 (unexcused) school days they are dropped from enrollment. Your child is not guaranteed to return to the same teachers or schedule. Please plan vacations accordingly.

Re-Admit Slip (after an absence) - Upon receipt of a valid note from the parent, the student will be issued an admit slip for presentation to each teacher whose class he/she missed. STUDENTS ARE TO GET THEIR ADMIT SLIP IN THE OFFICE PRIOR TO 7:30 a.m. ON THE MORNING OF THEIR RETURN. Waiting until the bell rings to come to the office to get the admit slip will result in an unexcused tardy!

Homework Make-up

Students are expected to make up any missed assignments due to any type of absence. Upon return to school, it is the students’ responsibility to get assignments from their teachers after class or after school. Parents may call the office at 408-270-6900 by 7:30 a.m. on the third day of an extended absence to arrange pickup of homework. Homework may then be picked up after 2:30 p.m. in the office. Teachers are not required to provide homework for students during their absences, especially unexcused absences.

Student Attire

Extremes in dress and grooming will not be permitted.

  • "Sagging" of pants is not allowed and belts are required for loose pants.
  • No “Rags,”or multiple pieces of clothing of the same color (red or blue) is prohibited.
  • Bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, halter-tops, tank tops, and clothing imprinted with any writing or insignia not sanctioned by the school are prohibited.
  • Shorts and skirts may not be shorter than four inches above the knees and shirts no longer than four inches above the knees.
  • Hats/caps/beanies are NOT allowed.
  • No underwear should be visible.
  • You may not wear leggings without an outer layer of appropriate length.
  • Lace tops and sheer garments that allow your skin to show through are not permitted.

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE IS BASED ON STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION DISCRETION. WITH THE EVER CHANGING FASHION TRENDS, IT IS DIFFICULT TO HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ACCEPTABLE DRESS CODES. Students should be dressed for learning, not a social event. Students who are not dressed for learning will be asked to change into appropriate attire.

Backpacks may NOT be decorated or written on with anything other than the student’s name.

Tardiness

First Tardy = Verbal Warning

Second Tardy = Teacher action and teacher notification to the assistant principal and parents

Third Tardy = Referral to the assistant principal and an automatic “ U” in behavior on the current quarterly report card and detention for every tardy thereafter.

Sixth Tardy and more = Friday School (2.5 hour detention)

Continuous Tardies will result in:

Detentions, Friday Schools, Exclusion from activities, Suspensions, and/or Referrals to the School Attendance Review Board

Electronic Devices

All cellular/digital phones and other electronic signaling devices must be turned off during the instructional day and at any other time unless directed by a District employee. They must also be kept out of sight and remain the student’s responsibility. Students who violate this policy will be deemed to have created a disruption to the instructional environment and will have the electronic signaling device confiscated and be subject to disciplinary action.

Confiscated devices will either be returned at the conclusion of the school day or returned after the administrator/designee has consulted with the student and/or parents/guardians. Students are personally and solely responsible for the security of their electronic signaling devices, including cell phones. The Evergreen School District is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage of any cell phone or other electronic signaling device.

Cell phones and any electronic devises that are confiscated during school hours:

  • 1st offense - turned in to administrator and parent must pick it up
  • 2nd offense - same as 1st plus lunch detention
  • 3rd offense - same as 2nd offense plus Friday School(2.5 hour detention)
  • 4th offense or more - same as 3rd offense

Food on Campus

In addition to the menu lunch (which is published monthly), hot entrees, snacks and milk are served in our cafeteria. Free and reduced lunch information will be sent home with students the first week of school. Each student must submit a new application every year. If your child was on the free/reduced lunch program he/she will continue on the program until the new application is approved.

  • No off-campus food may be brought on campus to share with students in classes.
  • Please bring lunches for students before 11:00 a.m.
  • Parents may only bring food for their own child.
  • Students may not share food with other students.
  • Presents will not be delivered to the students at school.
  • Birthday and other balloons as well as whip and shaving cream or any celebratory items will not be allowed at Chaboya. They unfortunately have become a source of distraction and discipline problems in the classroom.

Health and Medication

Health Office
The health office is only for students who are ill or injured at school. EMERGENCY CARDS are also kept in the health office. Please be sure to update emergency cards whenever you have a change of phone at work or at home. Too many times we have been unable to reach parents when we’ve had serious medical emergencies.

Medication Reminder
State regulations require that all prescribed or over the counter medications necessary to be taken during the school day, must be prescribed by the doctor on a school district form (D-189) and signed by the parent on file. Medications must be sent to the school in a prescription bottle or the original labeled container with the D-189 form. Parents requesting that their students carry their inhaler medication with them at school must also complete the above form and have it on file in the Health Office prior to students carrying it.

Integrity

Chaboya Middle School is set on improving the intellectual excellence of all its students, and maintaining the highest standards and expectations for academic integrity among all students.

DEFINITION OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic dishonesty consists of the use of a person’s work, concepts, designs, data, ideas, research, or documentation, without giving proper credit to the source. Additionally, it includes lying, cheating, using unauthorized materials in preparation for an exam, test, or quiz, or using unauthorized materials during an exam, test, or quiz.

EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

  • Looking at someone else’s work, or letting someone else look at one’s work during an exam, test, or quiz
  • Using any kind of inappropriate notes or materials during an exam, test, or quiz
  • Copying someone else’s work or letting others copy one’s work
  • Having unauthorized access to exams, tests, or quizzes
  • Providing exam, test, or quiz information to others
  • Using electronic devices to give, receive or copy information before, during, or after an exam, test, or quiz
  • Collaborating on an exam, test, quiz or assignment with another person without approval from the teacher
  • Claiming credit for work on a group project when the work was done by others
  • Having someone else complete an assignment for one’s self
  • Copying or closely paraphrasing sentences, phrases, or passages from an uncited source while writing a paper, completing a project or assignment, or doing research
  • Using the views, opinions, or insights of others without proper acknowledgment

TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT

A teacher’s professional judgment guides the implementation of the Chaboya’s Academic Honesty Policy. Chaboya considers violations of Academic Integrity significant offenses and has established the following consequences.

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS:

  • The teacher will meet with the student and contact the parent or guardian by phone or e-mail to review the academic dishonesty incident.
  • The teacher will submit a written referral, with appropriate documentation, to an administrator who will meet with the student and document the incident and provide a consequence.
  • Disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to, a warning and a signed student and parental statement that acknowledges the violation and penalty, and indicates an understanding of further consequences for any subsequent offenses.
  • The student may receive a reduction in grade or credit (up to, and including, an “F” grade or “0” credit) on the assignment, exam, test, or quiz based upon the teacher’s grading system.
  • The student may be given an “F” for the nine week grading period in which the incident occurred.
  • The student may be disqualified from joining or having a leadership role in a club, student government, athletic team, or other extracurricular activity.

Student Transfers

Student Transfers
If you are moving, please call Mrs. Ackard at 270-6902 with the following information:

  1. The last date your child will attend Chaboya,
  2. Your new address, and
  3. The new school address.

Before school on the morning of his/her last day at Chaboya, your child will need to go to the office to get a checkout slip. This must be presented to each teacher to assure textbooks, library books, and other materials are returned properly.

Appointments with Teachers or School Staff

Appointments - CALL 408-270-6900
Teachers may be contacted through School Loop. If you wish to make an appointment with an administrator or member of the faculty, please phone, send an email or note so that a time can be established that is convenient for both parties. Administrators are available from 7:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and teachers from 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. daily, but are not available during the lunch period.

Report Cards and Progress Reports

At the end of each quarter, parents will receive a computer printout of quarter grades through the mail. Student progress reports are given out four weeks into each quarter to inform parents of any difficulties a student may be experiencing so that the grades can be brought up before the official quarter report card is issued. All reports are to be signed and returned to their 1st period teachers the following day. In addition, the assistant principal may set up academic counseling programs after a parent conference has taken place. Exact dates that the progress reports and report cards will be sent or mailed home will be published in the Friday newsletter and on School Loop. Current student’s progress is available on School Loop through your daily email or logging on through the School Loop quick link located on the front of the school website.

AB1575: Pupil Fees

The California constitution mandates that public education be provided to students free of charge, unless a charge is specifically authorized by law for a particular program or activity.This constitutional right of free access encompasses all educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and regardless of whether credit is awarded for the educational activity. Asking parents or guardians to sign a waiver, for an otherwise mandatory fee, charge or deposit, does not render it constitutionally permissible

Chaboya Middle School

  • 3276 Cortona Drive
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  • San Jose, CA 95135
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  • Phone: 408-270-6900
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  • Fax: 408-270-6916
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